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Episode #252: How to Apologize (When You Have ADHD)

In this episode on How to Apologize, I’m sharing 3 steps you need to take the next time you apologize – plus what you need to do to repair the relationship and make sure you don’t make the same mistake again.

Episode #251: The Importance of Autonomy as an ADHD Adult

Many of us grew up in situations where we didn’t feel we had autonomy or the right to self-govern. We didn’t feel like we were in charge of our lives. So, in adulthood, we struggle to recognize that we have control over what we say yes and no to.

Episode #250: Everything On My Mind Lately

This episode is me dumping the contents of my brain for all to see (or…hear?!) including the actual meltdown I had after a crazy successful FOCUSED launch last month, why success is scarier for us ADHDers than failure, my struggle to stop overcommitting, and all the surprising things I learned from dry January.

Episode #249: Real-Life Examples of Building Self-Trust With ADHD

Self-trust is hard for those of us with ADHD. If you feel alone, I encourage you to listen to this coaching call. It will help you understand yourself better. On this call, you’ll learn how to become your own (overly protective) bestie who doesn’t listen to that voice in your head.

Episode #248: Stop Saying Sorry

We’re digging DEEP into why we feel the need to apologize so much when we should be saying sorry, and why it’s detrimental to constantly be in sorry mode. If you find yourself apologizing for every little thing, this episode will be a game-changer.

Episode #245: Burn Your To-Do List

How long is your to-do list right now? If you’re like most ADHDers, you’ve got a laundry list of things that you’ve been carrying around for years now — and it’s anchoring you down.

Episode #244: Beginner’s Guide to ADHD, Part 5: Busting ADHD Myths

When it comes to ADHD, there are a lot of myths out there. As a person with ADHD, it’s your job to be educated in the diagnosis so that you understand what you’re dealing with. This also allows you to teach those around you how they can best support you and your relationship.

Episode #243: Creating a (Doable) Vision for 2024

If you’re ready to take a look back at 2023 and figure out what worked and what didn’t work, this episode is for you. Adults with ADHD tend to struggle with self-reflection, so this can be challenging if you’re not doing it correctly. I wanted to share a class I just taught in my group coaching program because I think it will be validating for a lot of you as you look ahead.

Episode #242: How to Build Self-Trust Even with ADHD

This week we’re going to be talking about specific ways that you can build self-trust and I want to be very upfront and honest with you that these are not easy or quick fixes. This takes time. BUT this is a WORTHWHILE process…it’s worth working toward.

Episode #241: Why do ADHDers Struggle with Self-Trust

For the average ADHD adult, life feels very wobbly.Instead of feeling grounded within ourselves like confident adults, we often look to others to gauge how we’re doing. In today’s episode you’ll learn why adults with ADHD don’t trust themselves, and next week we’ll discuss what we can do about it.

Episode #235: The ADHDers Guide to Being Proactive (Even With a Reactive Brain)

As adults with ADHD, when there’s a stimulus our brains are naturally triggered to react. We lack impulse control, so our instinct is to respond immediately. Someone who’s proactive doesn’t act out of impulse, and they aren’t constantly putting out fires or managing other people’s issues at their own expense. How do you morph into someone proactive as an ADHDer?

Podcast Episode #234: The Unexpected Link Between Trauma & Your Messy Home

If my home was perfect, I felt like I was failing my family. A huge part of getting past this was unpacking my own trauma story and healing. I hear from my clients all the time. “I don’t understand why they can keep a clean house and I can’t.” It feels like failure, but I promise you, it’s not.

Maybe I’m Not the Problem: Maggie Patterson @bsfreebusiness

In this episode we are SPILLING ALL THE TEA. Maggie and I talk about: Self help, cults, and MLMS, Scammy online business practices, Mystery offers, “If I can do it you can do it”, Steven Hassan’s BITE model of culty practices, How to avoid getting scammed, How to be ethical (what does it even mean)

Maybe I’m Not the Problem: Minaa B. @minaa_b

Minaa B. is a licensed social worker, writer, and author of Owning Our Struggles. We discuss psychological safety in the workplace, bullying, systematic traumas that we face daily, the nuance of boundaries in relationships, recognizing when you ARE the problem, and healing through community

Podcast Episode #221: Understanding Your Capacity

Everything and everyone has a limited capacity. If you want to avoid burnout and feel a sense of balanced accomplishment everyday, you won’t get there by pushing yourself to do more. In this week’s episode, I share how under-parenting could have caused those of us with ADHD to ignore our limitations.

Maybe I’m Not the Problem: Kai Qiu @hicoachkai

Kai, a first-generation Chinese-Canadian and visionary Healing Transformation Coach, is the innovative mind behind Boundaries to Freedom, dedicated to empowering codependent adults on their journey towards emotional maturity.

Podcast Episode #220: My Spicy Thoughts on the Coaching Industry

Have you been considering a career change? Thinking about becoming an ADHD coach like me? Well, this episode is for you! What this is not: a perfect fantasy with puppies, rainbows and unicorns. What this is: my raw and honest truth about the pros and cons of the business.

Podcast Episode #217: Processing Conflicting Emotions

Those of us with ADHD, and even those who don’t have it, can attest to times when we aren’t sure how to feel and we argue with ourselves in our heads. Problem-solving is an essential adult function, but it can be really hard at times and we can get frozen in our indecision.

Podcast Episode #213: Practical Self-Care for the ADHD Adult

I’m diving into everything from the privilege of self-care that not everyone has available to them, forms of free and cost-associated self-care, and how to determine if your self-care is actually just avoidance. You may think you don’t have the capacity to consider self-care, but there are options!

Podcast Episode #211: How to Cut Down on Chaos

I’m going back to ADHD basics today by addressing how to cut down on the chaos of our everyday lives. As adults with ADHD, we know this is a regular problem for us. We may have an epiphany and simplify for a while, but inevitably, things pile up again and again and again.

Podcast Episode #210: Real Conversations on Daily ADHD Struggles

Have you ever felt emotionally hungover? I think all of us adults experience this semi-regularly, especially if you have ADHD. When you have a full life of responsibilities, it can be challenging managing your energy and stewarding your capacity. In this week’s episode, I am sharing a recording of my group coaching program FOCUSED, where I chat with three people who feel overwhelmed.

Podcast Episode #209: The Books That Changed My Life

It’s my birthday week! I love birthdays, getting older, and celebrating life and growth. So for this special birthday episode, I’m sharing a comprehensive list of the books that have changed my life and the reasons why.

Podcast Episode #208: ADHD Medication and Pregnancy – NEW Study Alert!

There is a new study revealing that there is no connection to children developing neurological conditions or physical impairments whose mothers took ADHD medication when pregnant. This episode is all about prioritizing your needs for mental and physical wellness. You deserve nurturing as much as your baby. There are enough pressures in this world on pregnant women and mothers, and I’m here to tell you that YOU MATTER TOO.

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Podcast Episode #207: Soothing the Pain of Rejection

The last episode of the rejection series is a good one on how to respond to and soothe the pain from rejection. Avoidance, people-pleasing and perfectionism are responses that many of us identify with as a way of limiting the amount of rejection in our lives. These three coping mechanisms can be replaced with productive strategies, however, which I have double the options for!

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Podcast Episode #206: The Power of Therapy for Rejection Sensitivity

In part 3 of the rejection series, we talk about rejection trauma from the beautiful perspective of a therapist with ADHD, Helen Villiers. Helen explains important terms such as toxic shame, moral defense, mirroring and stonewalling. My favorite part is when Helen helps me identify why it can be so hard to not take rejection personally and why I look for mirroring in relationships.

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Podcast Episode #205: Why I’m Rejecting RSD (Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria)

I get bold and honest in this episode as I challenge “expert” opinion on Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD). And honestly, I’m scared you’re going to reject me for it. I reject the idea that our ADHD itself is the genetic and neurological CAUSE of our rejection issues. No. Growing up in a world that constantly rejects us is the cause of our rejection issues. 

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Podcast Episode #204: A Look at Rejection Sensitivity with ADHD

From childhood to adulthood, we experience rejection in a variety of ways and learn how to respond to it. Those of us with ADHD often experience this frequently and at an early age. As a result, we tend to have heightened sensitivity to feelings of exclusion or dismissal. This episode involves a critical self-examination and reflection time to determine whether or not you may demonstrate rejection sensitivity.

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Podcast Episode #203:Understanding Executive Functions – Self-Motivation

The last episode in the executive function focuses on self-motivation. The timing of this episode is perfect because taxes are due in a few weeks! You may be especially struggling with the motivation to beat that deadline, and I’m here to explain why.
It all comes down to our lack of dopamine, but that doesn’t mean we are lazy or a lost cause for productivity. A customized cocktail of support can help us improve in this impaired executive function.

Podcast Episode #202: Understanding Executive Functions – Self-Awareness (This Will Change Everything)

Part 5 of the executive function series is on self-awareness – the ability to reflect, evaluate and ponder your thinking patterns. Self-awareness can be a very uncomfortable thing to do and it might bring up a lot of shame and guilt. That’s why I offer six super helpful tips to implement that will create a safer space for you to examine your way of thinking and make a game plan for positive change

Podcast Episode #197: Living Without a Pause Button

Those of us with ADHD can attest to how debilitating it is to not have strong, internal self-restraint. From interrupting conversations to cutting in line to leaping before we look, life with impaired inhibition can be daunting. I share the four types of inhibition (including cognitive, behavioral, and emotional motor) and offer tips on how we can keep this impairment in check.

Podcast Episode #196: Understanding Executive Functions – Working Memory

Working memory is a temporary storage system that allows you to hold information in your mind long enough to do something with it. I like to think of working memory as an internal bulletin board where sticky notes get posted temporarily. We’ll dive into understanding the mind’s voice and the mind’s eye that are both necessary to picture the steps involved in a task and get it done.

Podcast Episode #195: The Aspie World Meets I Have ADHD

Today I welcome Daniel Jones from The Aspie World as a special guest! He has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 2), ADHD, OCD, and Dyslexia. Daniel shares tips for tricking the ADHD side of his brain into staying focused for longer periods of time and expresses why it’s so important to love each other and not feed dissension amongst our neurodivergent community. *strong language*

Podcast Episode #194: What to Do When Your Goal is No Longer Exciting

I made a goal to talk about one thing, told myself it would be easy, then procrastinated and realized it was more work than I was ready to handle. So here we go! I’ll talk through the things I did wrong this week, the steps I skipped, and the danger of excitement that I floated on instead of facing reality. Let’s learn together, and I hope I can help you avoid the pain I went through with this good but difficult goal.

Podcast Episode #192: How to Accomplish Impossible Goals

This time of year, everyone is setting resolutions — something that can be especially hard for those diagnosed with ADHD. An impossible goal doesn’t have to be something huge and scary though. It can be as small as finishing work every day when you say you’re going to or waking up at the first alarm without hitting snooze…

Podcast Episode #191: How to Rewire Your Brain with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Barbara is known as “the woman who changed her brain.” After years of living with a diagnosed “mental block,” she set out to understand why parts of her brain weren’t functioning the way they should. What she discovered changed her understanding of the brain entirely, and she knew it was her life’s work to help others overcome the learning difficulties that might be holding them back.

Podcast Episode #190: How to Be a Good Parent

In episode 190, I’m serving some spicy advice on ways we can all grow and improve as moms and dads to our little ones. You’ll find that my tips don’t have a lot to do with the actual kids, and that’s because there is work we as adults need to do before we expect things from our children.

Podcast Episode #189: Manage Your Mind Around Your Money This Season

Do you or do you not have the extra cash to spend on holiday gifts this season? This episode includes a recorded excerpt from the FOCUSED ADHD group coaching program with tough questions to ask yourself ASAP in order to properly prepare for holiday gift-giving without going into debt or feeling shame.

Podcast Episode #188: How to Survive this Holiday Season

Facing the holiday season can be intimidating. Normal everyday life is complicated enough living with ADHD, and yet so much more is expected of us in the last few months of the year. Here’s your strategic plan for managing your expectations and capacity in order to face this time with intentionality and prioritization.

Podcast Episode #186: The Scandalous Concept of “Archive-All”

If you’re guilty of adding too many tasks to your to-do list and then feeling guilty for not completing them, this message is for you! It’s easy to lose ourselves in the list itself and struggle to cross anything off at all, leading to procrastination, dread, and shame.

Podcast Episode #184: How to Find (and Keep) a Hobby

I find that a lot of us ADHDers struggle to rest and play, and we have all the drama about participating in activities that are not ‘productive.’ Want to stop over-working and actually get a hobby? I’ve got 7 doable steps for you!

Podcast Episode #177: How to Set Realistic, ADHD-Friendly Goals

On today’s episode, we talk about why ADHDers struggle to set realistic goals, and how to make sure that we don’t set ourselves up for failure by setting outlandish, unreachable goals. You’ll walk away with a more grounded sense of how to set goals that you can actually accomplish!

Podcast Episode #172: How to Be Productive

Today’s episode is one that every ADHD needs: a fun and simple lesson in how to be productive. I’ll take you through the 5 steps that I teach all of my clients when we talk about productivity.

Podcast Episode #171: Should You Tell People About Your ADHD?

It can be hard to decide whether or not you should share your ADHD diagnosis with the people in your life. Is it their business to know? Will it help or hurt the relationship? This is one of the questions that we get asked most often, and so I wanted to share some tips to making the decision!

Podcast Episode #170: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

If you feel like you’re always taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back, this episode is the antidote to that. In it, I teach you WHY ADHDers often self-sabotage, and exactly how to stop. You’re not going to want to miss this life-changing episode!

Podcast Episode #168: How to Organize with ADHD

We all know that getting and staying organized is a MAJOR challenge for adults with ADHD. You’ll learn exactly why organization is hard for us, why it’s so important we divorce our ability to organize from our self-worth, how our spaces are a direct reflection of our minds, and exactly HOW to organize.

Podcast Episode #167: How To Make Decisions

Adults with ADHD struggle to make decisions. We delay and procrastinate and don’t think things through clearly, and this makes it so that we struggle move forward in our lives. THIS EPISODE IS THE ANTIDOTE TO THAT.

Podcast Episode #160: Binge Eating and ADHD

Did you know that ADHDers are very likely to struggle with binge eating? Find out why on today’s episode! Registered Dietitian Becca King is here to explain what binge eating is, why it is so prevalent among ADHDers, and how we can stop. Get ready for a shame-free, judgement-free discussion around eating, intuition, and ADHD management.

Podcast Episode #147: How to Prioritize and Make Decisions

If you have ADHD, then you struggle to prioritize and make decisions. In this episode, we’ll work on accepting our ADHD brains and begin to develop the skill of turning UP the volume on what’s important and turning DOWN the volume on what’s not as important. And of course, we’ll chat about how to even decide what’s important in the first place.

Podcast Episode #145: ADHD’s Impact on Sex

Certified sex educator Cate Osborn is with us today to talk about all things sex as it relates to ADHD. Get ready for a fun and enlightening episode about how ADHD affects sex and intimacy, and how you can begin to overcome these challenges so that you can reach your potential …even in the bedroom (too far? Sorry).

Podcast Episode #134: ADHD in a Plus-Sized Body

Gather ’round the table, my friends, we’re going to have a chat about being plus sized and ADHD, and the specific challenges that plus sized people face when seeking to obtain ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

Podcast Episode #126: Time Management

How is it possible that it’s taken me 126 episodes to record one on time management? This episode is deep – we talk about the REAL reasons we can’t manage our time, and what we can do about it.

Podcast Episode #125: How to Rest

If you have trouble slowing down and shutting your brain off, this episode is for you! I’ll dive into why we resist rest and how we can begin to overcome this tendency.

Podcast Episode #123: 10 Shifts in 3 Years

Today’s episode is a behind the scenes look at Kristen Carder’s journey. I’ve changed A LOT in the last 3 years and I’m sharing the specifics of who I used to be and who I am now.

Podcast Episode #122: ADHD and The Weight of the World

In the last 2 weeks, some very heavy and concerning world events have taken place. With so much suffering happening right now, I wanted to record an episode for you that acknowledges our collective pain and gives you some strategies on how to cope so that you can be an informed and caring human without being totally distracted and non-functional.

Podcast Episode #120: ADHD Medications

Dr. Russell Barkley joins me on today’s episode to discuss the different types of ADHD medications and what he sees as THE BEST treatment plan for adult ADHD. 

Podcast Episode #117: Slow and Steady (gross, I know)

Today I talk to my client Sacha about his journey going SLOWLY on his self-development work. Of course we ADHDers prefer to go fast, but what if that impatience actually doesn’t serve us? Today we’re going to inspire you to slow down and look for little wins along the way!

Podcast Episode #113: Wasting Time

Most adults with ADHD often identify as time-wasters. I’m going to walk you through why this is super counter-intuitive and why we should NEVER believe

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Podcast Bonus Episode: An Apology

“…it is out of this space (failure) that the real genuine communication with other people starts to happen, because it’s a very unguarded, wide-open space

Podcast Episode #92: ADHD is Not Just for White People

Tune in today for an eye-opening and vulnerable conversation that I have with my client, Shannon Taylor. Shannon is a perfect example of what’s possible for a black woman with ADHD. This episode is the first in a series of episodes that I look forward to recording with my BIPOC clients.

Podcast Episode #91: The Power Move

I’ve got a major ADHD life hack for you today! It’s probably not exactly what you’re expecting, but it’s changed my life and I think it will change yours, too. The power move is when we intentionally get out of our HEADS and drop down into our BODIES. We feel. On purpose. Sounds excruciating, right!? I know…but I swear it’ll be worth it.

Podcast Episode #90: Surviving Saturdays

I don’t know about you, but I turn into a complete monster when I have a day off. And since we just got through the Christmas break, I have a LOT of thoughts about how we can treat ourselves (and others) better when we’re not in our normal routine. Today you’ll learn the 5 strategies to surviving Saturdays

Podcast Episode #88: ADHD Coaching

Need a boost? Perfect, this call is for you. I coach on anxiety, overwhelm, obligations, procrastination, and business. I want you to see how helpful it is to get coaching and how you can apply this coaching to your own life.Aside from medication, coaching has been the most helpful thing to me, and to many others. Many of my own huge transformations have come when watching or listening to someone else being coached.

Podcast Episode #85: Stop Striving for Perfection

When adults with ADHD set goals, we usually strive for the IDEAL rather than something attainable. This creates MORE failure for us. In this episode we’ll dive into the concept of a minimum baseline and how it will help you to achieve your goals with a much higher success rate!

Podcast Episode #83: Stop Shoulding on Yourself

ADHDers don’t like to be told what to do. So why do we spend so much of our own mental energy telling ourselves that we “should” and “have to” do things? It’s not fun and it’s not working! Today’s episode is a bit of a smackdown. Are you ready?

Podcast Episode #81: Capitalize on Your Strengths

I don’t have it all together. There, I said it. In this episode I dive into why it’s important to focus on our strengths and allow ourselves to have areas of weakness. Want to know the 10 things I’ve messed up on recently? Here ya go!

Podcast Episode #80: Change Your Mind About Yourself

You can’t hate yourself into improvement. You have to change your mind about yourself first. On today’s episode, I chat with my client and friend Verity Garvey, who went from self-loathing to self-acceptance and is now coaching others to do the same. Be inspired, my friend. If it’s possible for Verity, it’s possible for you.

Podcast BONUS: Adult ADHD Coaching

This episode is the audio of one of my recent coaching calls. We tackle phone addiction, insecurity at work, and self judgement. Some of my most transformative breakthroughs have been when I’ve listened to OTHER people get coached, and I know this is possible for you, too. 

Podcast Episode #79: Bad Days

I had a REALLY bad day recently and it just so happened to be podcast recording day. I almost didn’t record an episode for you, but thought maybe it would be helpful to share my own bad day with you so that you can learn to process and accept your bad days. You are 100% not alone, ADHDer. I got you.

Podcast Episode #78: How to Follow Through

Every adult with ADHD wants to learn how to follow through. This episode includes a 4-step process that you can use to become someone who does what they say they’re going to do. Do you identify as reliable? I do. It’s possible for you, too!

Podcast Episode #76: You 2.0

In last week’s episode, I taught you the concept of your future self. This week you’re going to hear from Jen 2.0, one of my

Podcast Episode #74: Taking Massive Action

Massive action is the type of action that produces an actual RESULT. It’s the opposite of passive action (researching, learning, asking for help) which doesn’t actually PRODUCE anything. Tune in to learn more!

Podcast Episode #33: Saying No

It’s so hard to say no – especially for us ADHDers. Let’s chat about why saying no is ESSENTIAL if we’re going to stay focused and reach our potential!

Podcast Episode #19: Your Brain is Your Most Valuable Asset

We spend a lot of time hating on our ADHD brains – but what if your brain is your most valuable asset? The truth of the matter is, your entire life is created by your brain, so investing in your brain is an investment in your entire life. In this episode, I share how I’m choosing to think about my brain differently, and how it’s changing everything for me.

Podcast Episode #10: MONEY MONEY MONEY!

Do you suck at managing your money? Can’t seem to save for the future? Don’t understand why you buy so many things without thinking? These are all characteristics of adults with ADHD! Join me on this episode as we chat about the challenges of taking care of our finances as adults with ADHD.

Podcast Episode #5: Shame

So many of us adults with ADHD are walking around feeling ashamed of our symptoms and behaviors. Shame can be limiting and debilitating. I invite

Podcast Episode #4: Tidying Up

I thought I hated Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up, but I’ve changed my mind. Find out which of Marie’s tricks we ADHDers can use

Podcast Episode #3: Owning Your Diagnosis

Your life won’t improve until you accept and own your diagnosis. That’s when the party really starts.  It’s taken me several years to really change my thinking about ADHD. Once I changed my thinking, I could change my actions and improve my life, and you can, too.

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